Eileen Kennedy uses traditional materials and techniques to explore contemporary themes, always seeking the poetic and the divine in the trappings of everyday life.
Kennedy balances craft and concept, following a time-honored process of drawing, drawing, more drawing and finally painting her subjects. Her drawings stand as independent works of art and whenever possible, she includes them in public displays of her work. In 2009, the artist began working in egg tempera, an ancient medium particularly suited to her linear style and love for drawing.
The artist has exhibted throughout New Jersey, in New York City, Philadelphia and farther afield. She earned a BFA from Pratt Institute and also attended the Hartford Art School and the Art Students' League of New York. In 1995 she was awarded an artists' fellowship from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts/Department of State.
She lives and works in her home town, Red Bank, New Jersey.